Senior MySQL Open Source Developer (remote)

 Aiven - Company site
 January 4, 2022
 Berlin Germany

Aiven’s exceptional growth is a testament to our ambition in becoming the global category leader in managed cloud data infrastructure. Since its inception six years ago, Aiven’s mission has been to enable customers to drive business results from open-source that trigger meaningful transformations for their businesses. We love to operate our favorite tools at scale and empower our customers to do great work. Aiven now has clients on every continent and in over 70 countries globally.

Headquartered in Helsinki with hubs in Berlin, Boston, Sydney, and Toronto, Aiven provides managed open-source data technologies, such as PostgreSQL, Kafka, and M3, on all major clouds. We have raised Series C funding totaling $160M and are backed by world-class investors including Atomico, IVP, and Earlybird Venture Capital, among others. With a recent valuation of $2B, we have become one of the tech world’s most recent unicorns!

We take pride in how we’ve grown and the positive and passionate working environment we’ve created makes us really excited about what we can achieve in the future. We live our values of openness and ownership every day, and ensure you’ll feel empowered to contribute creatively and meaningfully.

At Aiven we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

Senior MySQL Open Source Developer

We are now looking for a Senior MySQL developer to join our committed and talented team! This position is open to candidates in the Helsinki or Berlin area and to remote candidates in Europe. We will also consider candidates in other regions.

Aiven operates a sizable managed MySQL service fleet on behalf of our customers. With the combination of other Open Source data technologies in the same offering, Aiven helps customers to manage significant data flows for a wide range of use cases.

Your role is to directly contribute to the open source MySQL ecosystem projects. You will be developing new features, writing plugins, and other extensions, as well as investigating and fixing issues that might arise while operating MySQL and other components in its ecosystem. All your work is contributed to the open source community.

You will also work as a bridge between the MySQL community and Aiven, to drive fixes and features important to Aiven. Previous experience on working with open source communities would help in the role but is not absolutely necessary.


  • Excellent development skills in C++. Python experience desirable
  • Hands-on experience with MySQL
  • Prior contributions to Open Source Projects
  • Experience in using Linux in development
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written
  • What we value:

  • Prior contribution to MySQL project
  • Good understanding of security (software, networking)
  • Excellent Relational Database knowledge
  • Individuals who thrive with a high degree of autonomy
  • Experience with extra programming languages like Python is welcome
  • Expert knowledge in database performance monitoring, query optimization, index management, and fine-tuning
  • Experience in microservices architectures, API-based and event-driven architecture


A fast growing cloud open source tech company offering:

  • large variety of opportunities to develop and progress your career in multiple directions
  • diverse and international working environment
  • extra remuneration for open-source contributions
  • participation in employee stock option plan
  • flexible working hours and remote working flexibility
  • relocation package
  • mobile phone of your choice and subscription

Multiple additional perks and benefits including:

  • Aiven Library – books of your choice to widen your knowledge
  • German and Finnish language courses
  • company sponsored events

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit team, learn from our experience and make your contribution essential to what is becoming a great success story. If you’re excited by this opportunity, please send us your application.

Aiven provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, marital and family status or without regard to any other similar personal attributes.

Aiven complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and any other terms and conditions related to employment.